Edward Christopher Sheeran, MBE (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer-songwriter. In early 2011, Sheeran independently released the extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project. After signing with Asylum Records, his debut album, + (pronounced "plus"), was released in September 2011. It topped the UK and Australian charts, reached number five in the US, and has since been certified eight-times platinum in the UK.
The album contains the single "The A Team", which earned him the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. In 2012, Sheeran won the Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. "The A Team" was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards, where he performed the song with Elton John.
Pop Idol star Gareth Gates surprised fans as he got up to sing in a Glasgow karaoke bar on Sunday night. The 38-year-old rose to fame back in 2002 when he appeared on the show, finishing runner up to Will Young.
Earlier today, Gareth was performing at the Go Radio Christmas Sparkle Ladies launch and seems to have popped into The Horseshoe Bar on Drury Street later on in the evening.
In the video, the star can be seen performing Spirit in the Sky, a song cover which he brought out as a single in 2003. He then went on to sing Ed Sheeran's hit Perfect and had the crowd going wild.
At the end of the song, Gareth said: "I hope you've had a great night, I'll see you soon! Lots of love!"The bar posted on their Facebook page: "The one and only Gareth Gates!Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk